Who We Are
We Are Experienced
- We are the Operating Engineers of Manitoba Local 987 (OE987), a labour union serving Manitobans in healthcare since 1950. The International Union of Operating Engineers have proudly represented workers since 1896.
- Half our members hold positions in the healthcare sector, including healthcare aides, maintenance workers, housekeepers, clerks, power engineers, dispatch, receiving, central processing, and dietary aides.
- We represent members across Winnipeg’s healthcare facilities, most prominently in Misericordia Health Centre, and in facilities throughout the province in the Prairie Mountain Health Region and the Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority.
We Are Diverse
- We know diversity is our strength; we serve members within a wide range of careers and serve them well.
- OE987 members also work in industries such as pipeline construction, manufacturing and processing, housing, and general construction.
- We are proud to say that half our current membership and executive board is comprised of Métis and Indigenous peoples, and we strive for diversity in all sectors we represent.
We Are Community
- As part of the International Union of Operating Engineers, OE987 is belongs to a 460,000-member organization spanning North America. Through this membership, we have both a strong support network and over a century of experience to draw upon.
- We are proudly one of 23 local unions across Canada forming the Canadian Conference of Operating Engineers.
- The local union is governed by an Executive Board elected from the membership, by the membership.
We Will Negotiate
- We have a reputation for negotiating some of the strongest contracts in the province for our members, who are both private and public sector
We Value Your Growth
- We provide opportunities for training and growth for our members, both personally and professionally. We truly care about each and every one of our members.
We Are There for You
- OE987 takes pride in our low member-to-representative ratio, meaning our members get the attention they deserve. We are there for you through every step of the grievance process. A member only needs to pick up the phone and call their representative to get results. Our members always come first.
To learn more about why OE987 is the right choice for you, navigate to Why Vote OE987 or send us your questions below. We are proud of the service we provide and the fight we bring to protect our members’ rights within the workplace.